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in political science from the university of massachusetts. the doctor's degree is from dartmouth college. doctor, you are invited to take the podium. [applause] >> thank you. i first want to thank the senator for making progress and including me in this important work that they are doing and making that link between looking at lgbt health and hiv and a portal to act. we started off with president obama giving a historic speech speech in 2011 at ending the aids epidemic at some point in our lifetime. this was quite a moment. the moment of opportunity and optimism that i want to start with. the reason the president obama made that statement is because we have a combination that together is something that could turn the tide on epidemics. we also have a national strategy that the white house about a couple of years ago and provides a roadmap. more than a million people are living with hiv in the united states. for the last decade, they have been at the same level and perhaps more alarmingly, you and infections are rising by those who represent 66% of their infections in the united states.
be pleased to hear me repeat those words today. in fact a few years ago the national institute of science issued a report that included that for every dollar spent on various mitigation measures we can save $4 recovery costs. through mitigation we can get better results and save money and save lives. we must ensure that sound effective litigation policies are thoroughly incorporated into the recovery effort. this is especially important in the change drives the sea levels to rise and increases increase the severity and frequency of coastal storms. by working together we can become stronger by protecting ourselves and future storms. in doing so we can ignore can ignore what i believe and many experts believe may be the under lying cause of storms that hurricane sandy. finding a way to address climate change is not the topic of the year and today but to put in place for connections to reduce the impact. wade we make a mistake we didn't think about why we need to do to dress not just the symptoms of climate change but the core problem itself. i look forward to working with all of you and the
-effective and we all agree that they should be cost-effective. it should be base upon best available science and benefit low-income and middle-class families. i think we could all agree, i would hope, on the amendment that i would offer and i would hope we would do that and allow the environmental protection agency to carry out its critical mission on behalf of the people of this country. mr. inhofe: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from oklahoma. mr. inhofe: madam president, i'd like to ask one question of the author and then make a comment. first of all, this does not authorize the e.p.a. to regulate in any way. this sets the standards; is that correct? mr. cardin: the senator is correct. mr. inhofe: okay. madam president, i support this amendment. i suggest that we voice vote it. the presiding officer: if there's no further debate, all those in favor say aye. all those opposed, nay. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes have it. the amendment is agreed to. mrs. murray: move to reconsider. mr. leahy: move to table. the presiding officer: without objection. there are now t
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